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Budgong Sandstone STRATNO: 2815
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 07-SEP-18
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Red, brown, grey lithic sandstone.
Comments: Probably superseded by Broughton Formation. Age said to be: 264-263 Ma, Late Permian, in 2004 reference.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 370mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
Top of unit -
Minimum age: Wuchiapingian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Base of unit -
Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Capitanian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Pheasants Nest Formation overlies Budgong Sandstone
Berry Siltstone underlies Budgong Sandstone
First Reference:
REFID: 29900 Bowman, H.N., 1970, Palaeoenvironment and revised nomenclature of the Upper Shoalhaven Group and Illawarra Coal Measures in the Wollongong-Kiama area, New South Wales., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records, 12(2), p163-182

Use on maps:
REFID: 29752 Bembrick, C.S., Holmes, G.G., 1976, An interpretation of the subsurface geology of the Nowra-Jervis Bay area., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records, 18(1), p5-68
REFID: 36221 Bowman, H.N., Stewart, T.R., 1974, Robertson, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map. Sheet 9028-IV, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol.Surv.NSW.), Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 36222 Bowman, H.N., Stewart, T.R., 1974, Wollongong, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map. Sheet 9029-II, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol. Surv.NSW), Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 36223 Bowman, H.N., Stewart, T.R., 1974, Kiama, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map.Sheet 9028-I, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol.Surv.NSW.), Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 42737 Stroud, W.J., Sherwin, L., Ray, H.N., Baker, C.J., Smart, K.G., 1985, Wollongong-Port Hacking 1:100 000 geological series sheet 9029-9129., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 42896 Sherwin, L. , Holmes, G.G. 1986 Geology of the Wollongong and Port Hacking 1:100 000 sheets 9029, 9129. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v 179pp
Usage: Fully described (p9) Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group; Late Permian age.
REFID: 36220 Bowman, H.N. 1974 Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama, and Robertson 1:50 000 sheets. 9029-II, 9028-I & IV. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Fully described (p26) Comments: See also Table 1 & 18.
REFID: 60281 Stephenson, A.E. , Burch, G.J. 2004 Preliminary Evaluation of the Petroleum Potential of Australia's Central East Margin Geoscience Australia. Record 2004/06 69p
Usage: Described (p60) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Overlain by the Pheasants Nest Formation. Age: 264-263 Ma. Max. thickness: 370m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin. Fine-grained sandstone, with latite flows of the Gerrigong Volcanics interbedded towards the top of the unit.
REFID: 22969 Maung, T.U. , Alder, D. , Shaw, R. , Hawley, S. 1997 Offshore Sydney Basin. Box 1 Bureau of Resource Sciences, Petroleum Prospectivity Bulletin
Usage: Described (p 22, Fig 2.2) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Max. thickness: 370 m.
REFID: 39289 Runnegar, B. 1980 Marine Shoalhaven Group, southern Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p74-81
Usage: Described (p78) Comments:
REFID: 39309 Bowman, H.N. 1980 Southern coalfield, Upper Shoalhaven Group and Illawara Coal Measures. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p116-132
Usage: Described (p117) Comments: See also Table 7.1
REFID: 29900 Bowman, H.N. 1970 Palaeoenvironment and revised nomenclature of the Upper Shoalhaven Group and Illawarra Coal Measures in the Wollongong-Kiama area, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 12(2) p163-182
Usage: Described (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 68003 Barnes, R. , Dawson, M. , Spiller, F. 2002 Geology - Integration and upgrade: NSW Western Regional Assessments: Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (Stage 2). A project undertaken for the Resource and Conservation Assessment Council; NSW Western regional assessments Geological Survey of New South Wales WRA / 19 157pp
Usage: Briefly described (p38 Fig.3-j.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Western Coalfield, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. , Unit in Shoalhaven Group. , Overlies Berry Siltstone.
REFID: 61609 Arditto, P.A. 2001 Distribution and hydrocarbon potential of the Permian Nowra Sandstone, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Australia IN Hill, K.C.and Bernecker, T. (eds) "Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium: a refocused energy perspective for the..." Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Special Publication 1v p239-249
Usage: Briefly described (p240 Tb. 1, p244) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 22500 Stevens, B.P.J. 1998 A Comparitive Study: Calc-silicate ellipsoids from Broken Hill and diagenetic carbonate concretions from the Sydney Basin Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 106 p 1- 15
Usage: Briefly described (p12 Fig 6, 11) Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Sydeny Basin
REFID: 22970 Kouzmina, G. 1997 Offshore Sydney Basin. Time Stratigraphic Coastal Cross Section of the Sydney Basin. Box 2 Bureau of Resource Sciences, Petroleum Prospectivity Bulletin Plate 6
Usage: Briefly described (Plate 6) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 61315 New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources 1995 Sydney Basin IN Stewart, R. and Adler, D. (eds.) "New South Wales Wales Petroleum Potential" - Bulletin New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Geology Branch. Bulletin 1 p163-188
Usage: Briefly described (Table SY2) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the ?Shoalhaven Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 43194 Tadros, N.Z. 1993 The Gunnedah Basin, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 12 649p
Usage: Briefly described (p129 Tb. 8.3) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Uppermost unit of Shoalhaven Group, western Sydney Basin.
REFID: 42925 Jones, D.C. , Clark, N.R. 1991 Geology of the Penrith 1:100 000 sheet 9030. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy 1v 202pp
Usage: Briefly described (Table 18) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 42737 Stroud, W.J. , Sherwin, L. , Ray, H.N. , Baker, C.J. , Smart, K.G. 1985 Wollongong-Port Hacking 1:100 000 geological series sheet 9029-9129. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (map legend) Min age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 31128 Gray, N.M. 1976 Engineering geology of the southern part of the Sydney Basin. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 6B
Usage: Briefly described (p5) Comments:
REFID: 31887 Loughnan, F.C. , McElroy, C.T. 1976 South Coast Permian and Triassic geology. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 18B
Usage: Briefly described (p4) Comments:
REFID: 29901 Bowman, H.W. 1972 Natural slope stability in the City of Greater Wollongong. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 14(2) p159-222
Usage: Briefly described (p163) Comments:
REFID: 69297 Totterdell, J.M. , Hall, L. , Hashimoto, T. , Owen, K. , Bradshaw, M.T. 2014 Petroleum geology inventory of Australia's offshore frontier basins. Geoscience Australia. Record 2014/09 519p
Usage: Mentioned (p501) Min age from reference: Wuchiapingian Max age from reference: Capitanian Comments: Sydney Basin. , Overlies the Berry Siltstone. Overlain by the Illawarra Coal Measures.
REFID: 66577 Bray, A. , Hatherly, P. , Fergusson, C.L. 2010 Seismic reflection evidence for the evolution of the Camden Syncline and Lapstone Structural Complex, central Sydney Basin, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 57 993-1004
Usage: Mentioned (p996, p997 Fig.2.) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: , Unit in Shoalhaven Group. , Overlies Berry Siltstone.
REFID: 22578 Herbert, C. 1995 Sequence stratigraphy of the Late Permian Coal Measures in the Sydney Basin Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 42(4) p391-405
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.6 p396) Comments: of Shoalhaven Group
REFID: 40166 Slansky, J.M. 1985 Geochemistry of high-temperature coal ashes and the sedimentary environment of the New South Wales coals, Australia. International Journal of Coal Geology 5(4) p339-376
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 38690 Carr, P.F. 1983 A reappraisal of the stratigraphy of the upper Shoalhaven Group and lower Illawarra Coal Measures, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 106(3/4) p288-297
Usage: Mentioned (p288) Comments:
REFID: 38615 Mullard, B.W. , Baker, C.J. , Bowman, H.N. 1983 Interesting hydrocarbon occurrences in a coal borehole in the Picton area, southern Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 51 p17-26
Usage: Mentioned (p22) Comments:
REFID: 40519 Baker, C.J. 1983 Planning for future management of blue metal quarrying in the Illawarra area, NSW. IN Knight M.J.,Minty E.J.,Smith R.B.(eds)-Collective case studies in engineering geology, hydrogeology and environmental geology. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 11 p322-340
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 39307 Scheibnerova, V. 1980 A review of Permian foraminifera in the Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p432-445
Usage: Mentioned (Table 22.1) Comments:
REFID: 39305 Runnegar, B. 1980 Biostratigraphy of the Shoalhaven Group. IN Herbert C., Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p376-382
Usage: Mentioned (p379) Comments:
REFID: 39287 Herbert, C. 1980 Depositional development of the Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C., Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p11-52
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 2.5) Comments:
REFID: 39308 Herbert, C. , Helby, R. 1980 Part C - Excursion Guide. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p449-539
Usage: Mentioned (p517) Comments:
REFID: 39290 Herbert, C. 1980 Southwestern Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p82-99
Usage: Mentioned (p99) Comments:
REFID: 36042 Branagan, D. , Herbert, C. , Langford-Smith, T. 1979 The Sydney Basin. Science Press 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 36148 Young, R.W. 1977 Landscape development in the Shoalhaven River catchment of southeastern New South Wales. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie 21(3) p262-283
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.6) Comments:
REFID: 29752 Bembrick, C.S. , Holmes, G.G. 1976 An interpretation of the subsurface geology of the Nowra-Jervis Bay area. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 18(1) p5-68
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Located in pocket
REFID: 32938 Roy, P.S. , Peat, C. 1975 Bathymetry and bottom sediments of Lake Illawarra. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 17(1) p65-79
Usage: Mentioned (p67) Comments: Geology
REFID: 45090 Mayne, S.J. , Nicholas, E. , Bigg-Wither, A.L. , Rasidi, J.S. , Raine, M.J. 1974 Geology the Sydney Basin - a review. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 149 229pp
Usage: Mentioned (p7) Comments: Time correlation chart
REFID: 36223 Bowman, H.N. , Stewart, T.R. 1974 Kiama, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map.Sheet 9028-I, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol.Surv.NSW.) Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Early Late Permian.
REFID: 36221 Bowman, H.N. , Stewart, T.R. 1974 Robertson, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map. Sheet 9028-IV, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol.Surv.NSW.) Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Early Late Permian.
REFID: 36222 Bowman, H.N. , Stewart, T.R. 1974 Wollongong, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map. Sheet 9029-II, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol. Surv.NSW) Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Early Late Permian.
REFID: 30006 Bunny, M.R. 1972 Geology and coal resources of the Southern Catchment Coal Reserve, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 22
Usage: Mentioned (p6) Comments:

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